Aug 15th, 2016
Ping latest vault putters are so good you should break the bank to get one.
Ping latest vault putters are so good you should break the bank to get one.
We were all on the edge of our seats when Suzann Pettersen holed that six foot putt to win the Solheim Cup. Now Gleneagles are bringing back their offer to allow us ordinary folk to play that course, or one of the other two, for the princely sum of £201.90. Better hurry as we assume it may go up to £202.00 come January!
It was a brutal day at Gleneagles with high winds, rain and low temperatures testing the mettle of both teams. Team USA came out narrowly on top taking the afternoon fourballs by 2½ matches to 1½ after the morning foursomes had been shared. So, it is all tied at 8-8 ahead of the twelve singles today and the Americans, given their past record in singles, must be viewed as the favourites.
The teams were introduced, the crowds were bedecked in the colours of the teams and Sharleen Spiteri and Texas hit the stage to liven up proceedings. First points in the fashion stakes probably went to Europe with their mid length coats and Solheim Cup tartan scarves winning it out over the the not quite so flattering short jackets of Team USA. A real spectacle indeed and here are some of the best images.
The haggis has been piped in, the Solheim tartan is out in force and the smiles are out, for the meoment. Countdown to the Solheim Cup has begun and may the best team win. This year, of the twenty four players taking part nine of them are rookies, three on Team Europe side and a record six joining Team USA.
The Solheim Cup is just three weeks away and Team USA captain, Juli Inkster, used her picks to add some experience to her rookie Solheim Cup line up last night. This will be Stacy Lewis’ fifth Solheim Cup and Morgan Pressel’s sixth.
Following the Ladies Scottish Open the first eight players have been confirmed for the 2019 European Solheim Cup team. This afternoon the Team Europe captain Catriona Matthew will break some hearts and delight others as she makes her four captain’s picks. But GolfPunk have it covered, so you can relax Catriona as these are the picks!
Catriona Matthew has made her captain’s picks, the team is decided and now Skechers have revealed the new design for the Team Europe footwear. The GO GOLF Pro 2 will be as comfy as ever and incorporate the statutory Solheim tartan along with the blue and yellow colours of Team Europe.
Well we nearly got the final line up right in that we predicted three of the four captain’s picks. European Captain Catriona Matthew went for France’s Celine Boutier, English stars Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Bronte Law and Norway’s Suzann Pettersen.
With all of the majors now done and dusted, attention in the women's game turns to The 16th Solheim Cup which will be played on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles from 13th to the 15th of September. Here is your GolfPunk guide to all thing Solheimy.
GolfPunk will be donning their tartan trews on the opening day of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagle for #TartanFriday. Catriona Matthew has been working with Abacus Sportswear of Sweden to produce the official Solheim Cup tartan for Team Europe and the results are as they say north of the border ‘pure tidy’.
Solheim Cup stars Danielle Kang and Madelene Sagstrom have unveiled a specially commissioned tartan design to celebrate The 2019 Solheim Cup returning to Scotland in September 2019.
More than 900 potential volunteers will this week be contacted to offer them a volunteering role at The 2019 Solheim Cup, taking place at Gleneagles from 9-15 September 2019.
European Captain Catriona Matthew has completed her back room staff by naming Dame Laura Davies as a Vice Captain for The 2019 Solheim Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on September 13-15.
As Scotland marks one year to go until the Solheim Cup, the prestigious event could be a catalyst for a growth in the female golfer visitor market, says VisitScotland.
Special family ticket packages are now on sale for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, 11th to 15th September.
Catriona Matthew has been appointed as European captain for the next Solheim Cup, which will take place on the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on 13-15 September 2019.
Ticket sales launched today for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, 11th to 15th September.
The fat lady might not be singing yet, but she is certainly warming up. At the time of writing, this is where the Solheim Cup stands.
History would have to be rewritten for the European team to win the Solheim Cup after Friday afternoon's Red Wash. The omens were not good. It had never been done before.
Singles matches end 6-6 but weekend routs prove critical as USA run out 16.5 - 11.5 winners
According to USA Captain Julie Inkster, USA "suck at foursomes and four balls" so they have to rely on the singles for victory. Well, not this year...
So, when you're looking for your first LPGA Tour victory, why not make it the PGA? A major. And in doing so, you leap up to 11th on the money list (over $800,000.00 in earnings) and are a shoe-in for the Solheim Cup, at which you debut with two wins in your opening two matches... Blimey....
Team Europe have got their work cut out if they want to avoid some pretty embarrassing labels in the anals of Solheim Cup history. I'll leave it to you to figure out what they might be bit will probably involve the words 'worst' and 'woaaah, Nelly!!!'
Annika Sorenstam and Juli Inkster have announced their final teams for the Solheim Cup which kicks off in Iowa in just two week's time.
Paula Creamer has been named as Jessica Korda’s replacement for the USA Solheim Cup team.
Here's why the European's could win this year's Solheim Cup, even though it is being played on foreign soil.
It’s the Solheim Cup this week and I love it, especially from a betting point of view. It might not be top of your agenda for bets this week but a couple of bets can go a long way here.
It's the Golf Brigadier here, and I've been watching the Opening Ceremony of the Solheim Cup, and I have to say the TV coverage has gone a bit awry.....
Close the curtains, put the cat out and place the beverages in a cold place. It's go time at Des Moines...
If ever there was a match that summed up the Solheim Cup then it was the battle between Charley Hull and Melissa Reid against the USA pairing of Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr, in a thrilling first session at the Solheim Cup.
Suzann Pettersen out, Catriona Matthew in at the Solheim Cup. USA captain, Juli Inkster is also keeping an eye on Lexi Thompson who is currently battling a virus.
Solheim dreams on the line at the Ricoh Women's British Open. Who will make the final team?
The 2019 Solheim Cup will take place from the 13th to 15th September 2019 as the prestigious biennial contest between Europe and USA heads to the world–famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perthshire.
A Texan, living in Florida, who swings it like John Daly. Say hello to your latest Swingin' Siren, Kirsten Royal.
In a surprise early unveiling, Julie Inkster has been announced as the US Solheim Cup Captain for 2017.
Denmark, England, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Wales... your Solheim-Cup-venue-getting dudes took a hell of a beating!!! Yes indeed, Scotland wins the Solheim Cup 2019.
Europe have an 8-4 lead after superb morning foursomes
Day 2 in pictures, video and even words!!
Damn you mother nature. First we had lightning then the light ran out. Just when it was all kicking off!!
Includes Brittany Lang's games room shame, Catriona Matthew's veteran jobes and the outer universe experience that is Charley Hull.
The Solheim Cup is, without doubt, the biggest event on the Women’s Golf Calendar. However the debate about whether Women’s golf is doing enough to inspire young girls to get some clubs and head to the range remains shadowed by a large grey cloud that looms heavily over the game. But there are a standout few, who are flying the flag for women’s golf high above that thick grey cloud
Wowzers!! This capped an incredible day at the Solheim for Melissa Reid and Spaniard Carlota Ciganda in Germany
Paula Creamer just qualified for the Ricoh Women's British Open. Nice one.
This coming weekend the LPGA Tour reaches its climax at the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida. The winner will pick up a cheque for a cool $1.5 million. Meanwhile, the members of the ladies European Tour are sitting out yet another week. Their last event was the Hero Women’s Indian Open back at the beginning of October.
At the Wednesday press conference with Rory McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship the subject inevitably turned to slow play. It transpires that the world number two had been watching the Solheim Cup, or as GolfPunk had renamed it the Slowheim Cup.
The players in the afternoon fourballs are on the back nine. The target time for the matches is four and half hours and they are on five hours and forty-five-minute pace. It seems that the men’s game is not the only one plagued by slow play problems.
World number one, Jin Young Ko, walked arm in arm up to the 18th green at the CP Women’s Open yesterday with defending champion and local girl Brooke Henderson, as she cruised to a five shot lead over her nearest rival, Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larsen, to confirm that she is in her class of her own on the LPGA Tour this year.
With the Solheim cup a month away they have the Solheim tartan, they even have a tartan fairway what they don’t have is a home player. Yesterday, Carly Booth may have answered Catriona Matthew’s prayers and give the Team Europe captain the excuse she needed to select a fellow countrywoman for the team.
Gleneagles, the world-famous Scottish hotel and sporting estate, is giving all golfers the chance to celebrate its hosting of The Solheim Cup, September 9-15, with the launch of a special four-ball green fee that runs until the end of April, 2019.
Young female golfers in Scotland with aspirations of playing in the PING Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in September can now benefit from a new joint fund established by The 2019 Solheim Cup Golf Development Programme and Scottish Golf.
In Depth: The incredible story of Melissa Reid's golfing come back. Mel gives us the lowdown on her career so far and comments on the golfing fireworks that are about to explode at the Solheim Cup.
Melissa Reid is every golfer’s dreamboat. Very pretty, and brilliant at golf. As she strikes a pose for our photographer, the whole room gasps.
Here she is, Natalie Gulbis, all the way back in April 2006 in her first GolfPunk photo shoot... and today is her birthday!!!
Your Golf Travel (YGT) is an official travel operator for the 16th Solheim Cup matches to be played next September at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland. YGT is leading the way with hundreds of three, five and seven-night packages for the event already sold.
This golfing double agent is by night a hard studying student at UCLA, by day she is one of the worlds best female golfers. Alison Lee we salute you!!!
Skechers Performance has announced its Official Footwear Partnership with the Solheim Cup, which will be held at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Iowa this very Friday.
It all kicked off at the Solheim Cup back in 2015. Europe led 10-6 going into the singles, but the morning resumption of Saturdays four balls was shrouded in controversy.
Starting from next Tuesday, you can get a Sky Sports Golf package for just £18 a month as part of a completely new programming package. So that's right in time for The Open....
Numbers 30-26 in our Top 50 GolfPunks Of All Time 'Hall Of Fame'...
Gleneagles has today been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – an exciting new multi–sport event that will see Gleneagles make golfing history as host of the first ever European Golf Team Championships.
John Karsten Solheim, the oldest son of John A. Solheim and the grandson of PING Founder Karsten Solheim, has been named president of PING.
Mel Reid has turned to Huxley Golf to create a private practice area at home.
At just 20-years old, Charley Hull will be the youngest member of the Great Britain golf team for the Rio Olympics, and will complete with Catriona Matthews for women’s Olympic Gold.
Team OPf teh Year 2015 & Comeback Of The Year 2015 – who won the Staunchies?
In act of great sportsmanship, Phil Mickelson phoned up fellow professional golfer Suzann Pettersen to offer her his support after the controversy at the Solheim Cup.
Cracking line up for the Lacoste Ladies Open De France including Solheim Cup stars Cristie Kerr, Charley Hull & Carlota Ciganda. Not to mention our own GolfPunk Golf Nurse Carly Booth, Amy Boulden and From Russia With Glove sensation Maria Balikoeva
Suzann Pettersen's apology issued via her instagream account at 9.25am today
USA 14.5 Europe 13.5: Europe can't scrape the last half point they needed. USA complete astonishing comeback:
Europe lead 5-3 going into the Saturday foursomes: Here are the pairings.